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October 2018

National Water Week 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Water Week - October 2018 Theme: Water for me, Water for all Check out what your local Catchment Management Authority or water authority are doing to celebrate! Some ideas for celebrating National Water Week at your school might be (or more here!): Participate in your local National Water Week poster competition. Dress-up day at school (with a water theme) or a blue dress-up day (collect gold coin donations and donate) Clean up a river, stream or dam close to your school by removing…

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November 2018

Eucalypts on the Leanganook Track – Bendigo Family Nature Club

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

What Tree is That? And other stuff we find, as we walk a section of Leanganook Track with 2 expert Field Guides.
Free for Children and Minors accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for large wheeled pushers. No pets.
Proudly supported by the Bendigo Sustainability Group and the Bendigo Field Naturalists

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February 2019

Bendigo Family Nature Club – Lens on Nature

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Come along and take photographs in the park. Free for children accompanied by a responsible adult.  Booking Essential. Every third Sunday of the month connect with our natural world guided by experienced naturalists with the Bendigo Family Nature Club. Presented in partnership with Bendigo Sustainability Group and The Bendigo Field Naturalists. Click Here for more info    

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March 2019

Waterway Wonders – Riverbend Historic Park, Werribbee

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Waterway Wonders | Melbourne Water Come along to this workshop to learn more about platypus, frogs and waterbugs and find out how you can get involved in protecting and monitoring our waterways. Booking is essential to this family friendly event.

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April 2019

Explore Awesome Aitken Creek by Bike 

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore Awesome Aitken Creek by bike - Sunday 7 April Starting behind the carpark at Craigieburn Gardens, Craigieburn. Come join Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch and the Ecological Restoration Team for an easy bike ride exploring Aitken Creek and testing out the new Aitken Creek tour app! Discover some beautiful wetlands and grasslands along the way.  Learn more about the ecological health of Aitken Creek when we stop to test the creek’s health, look for frogs, water bugs and other…

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A Little Nature Play – Whittlesea Public Gardens

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A little nature play - Whittlesea Public Gardens (end of Barry Road, Lalor. Meet near the playground). Open your child to the wonder and learning local nature provides, with a free program for two to five year-olds (carer or parent must attend). Merri Creek Management Committee’s environmental educators will provide a setting and materials for your children to thrive in nature play. There will be nature items to touch, smell and see! There will be hills to roll down! We will…

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Connecting to Country – Boort Family Fun Day

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage? Come along to a free family fun day at Lake Boort. Details in the attached flyer.

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Nature Play Week – Platypus Picnic

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platypus Picnic for Nature Play Week | Melbourne Water Join us for a morning of activities for preschoolers. Youngsters will get to meet Splash the platypus, see our wriggly waterbugs, learn about our waterways and make their own creation to take home. Wear appropriate clothing for outdoors. All children must be actively supervised by an adult. To register:  Email: waterwatch@melbournewater.com.au or phone: 131722 Please advise number of children when booking

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Frogs of Fawkner

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Frogs of Fawkner (Moomba Park, Fawkner) Did you know a rare frog, the Growling Grass Frog, has been re-discovered in Fawkner? Join Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch Coordinator for a walk and talk, froggy activities, learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census. Families are most welcome. The event involves walking, so please bring weather appropriate clothing for the event (frogs love rain so don’t be put off by a rainy evening, this event…

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May 2019

The Living Pavillion

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory - a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 Kulin Nation plants. The Living Pavilion logo by Dixon Patten, represents this. The circle in the middle represents a meeting space. The water represents the creek that once flowed through the space and signifies journey and life. The plants represent flora and fauna and…

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